I am hoping that somebody in Iowa can give me some recommendations on boarding kennels for escape artist dogs. We live in NW Iowa, but attend a family reunion every year near Cedar Rapids. We typically go through Ft. Dodge, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids, but could alter the course. The kennel could be anywhere in between. If I could, I'd just take him to the reunion, but it's not set up to be remotely dog friendly. I picked up Harry the Malinut from the boarding kennel yesterday, only to discover that he had escaped their Super Delux Escape Proof Kennel a couple of times. I had selected this kennel because they had an indoor/outdoor run that was covered inside and out. Fortunately, his escapes were in the indoor portion of his run. I guess the Saturday morning kennel attendant showed up for work, and was surprised to find Harry waiting for her in the kitchen. They assume that he crawled through a hole in the lid that wasn't very secure, dropped in the the run next to him that contained Grant, my other dog, and then jumped out of Grant's uncovered kennel. After they reinforced that spot, he just started tearing at the chain link on the kennel door, and got out that way. I don't know that a housesitter would work. I don't know that he would allow anybody into our home if we were not there. He's very territorial. Thanks for any recommendations that you have!